Departement de l'Oise
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The village of Nery gives its name to the "Affair of Nery" on the September 1st, 1914, in which "L" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, was silenced, but was awarded three Vistoria Crosses. The German 4th Cavalry Division ran into the 1st Cavalry Brigade in the mist of the early morning, but the enemy was beaten off and (with the assistance of Infantry from the 4th Division) eight German guns were captured. There are now nearly 30, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. On the West side of the Communal Cemetery is a vault in which are buried three officers who fell in the Affair of Nery and a fourth (brother of one of the three) who fell in 1918. A Special Memorial in the North-west quarter, records the names of 12 men of "L" Battery, R.H.A., who fell in the Affair of Nery, seven are known to be buried in this cemetery and five are buried in Verberie French National Cemetery, none of whom could be individually identified, hence they are all commemorated at both sites.
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